Please visit our new campaign, Help one of our destitute moms with her surgery
help an HIV+ poor woman fix her infected eye
$250 raised
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Ended Oct 10, 2013
Nagamalli (name changed to protect her identity) is a 38-year-old HIV+ suffering from a severe eye infection. The infection got so bad that most of her face was swollen with puss.

Because she is HIV+, no eye clinic or eye hospital would touch ...
Nagamalli (name changed to protect her identity) is a 38-year-old HIV+ suffering from a severe eye infection. The infection got so bad that most of her entire face was swollen with puss.

Because she is HIV+, no eye clinic or eye hospital in Mysore would even touch Nagamalli, and her primary care HIV doctor was almost out of options until he contacted Dr. Modi at the clinic near our children's home. Dr. Modi was wiling to do the needed surgery to drain her eye and help clear the infection. To our knowledge, he's never turned away an HIV+ patient.

Nagamalli and her two sons (one does not work, the other works day labor jobs) managed to pull together Rs.6000 ($120) to pay for her medication for her stay so far at the clinic. Additional charges are approximated at $250---the funds we hope you'll help us raise.

Nagamalli's husband, also positive, works day labor jobs and gambles most of their money at the horse races, so he's basically useless. She spent more than Rs.30,000 ($600) over the past few months at hospitals in the area trying to get help. Nagamalli also has a daughter (age 14) who had to stop going to school because mom got so sick that she could not do any of the housework.

All of the funds raised will go directly to the healthcare providers. Any extra funds raised will go toward helping similar destitute HIV+ women and children through our programs www.operation-shanti.org

Dr. Modi said he can waive some of the charges for Nagamalli's surgery and care but she does need to pay most of her outstanding bill. She's still admitted and continues to get strong IV antibiotics and other needed medication. She is also on antiretrovirals (free from the government) and takes them correctly every day.

Please contribute what you can, even $10 or $20 goes a long way, to help Nagamalli and her hospital bills. Donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

Let us know if you have other questions! Thanks so much!
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